Rebound headaches are a norm for most all medications that treat headaches, I believe. One of my Neurologists limited me to 3 NSAIDs a week. He also believed folks in the States didn’t get enough magnesium so he put me on it. I didn’t tolerate it well and had to keep reducing the amount until finally he just said to stop taking it.
My Neurosurgeon’s rules for me as you may have already read is to hydrate, eat protein, hydrate, rest, hydrate. Just staying hydrated helps so much, I could never begin to tell you. I’ve never measured how much water I drink, but it’s at least 1 ½ - 2 gals a day. When I have any procedure, I have to add to that three bottles of Gatorade. She, my neurosurgeon, is really into hydration as you can tell. I think the rules are for every 32 ounce bottle of a Gatorade I had to drink twice that in water. With the first three procedures it was for 3-4 months, sometimes 6 months. Along with the hydration, was to eat at least 90 grams of protein per day. It’s really not as difficult as it used to be with all the foodstuff with added protein now and protein powder is available. Our brains really need both to heal.
Watch how much Tylenol you take, don’t go over what the label says, and stay away from alcohol when you’re taking it. Acetaminophen can do a good bit of damage to a liver, experience talking here.
Let us know what the doc says!